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Posted: 4/15/2008 2:54:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2008 5:14:00 AM EDT by KA3B]
Changed the title.  








Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:05:23 AM EDT
Thats pretty cool, thanks for sharing!
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:08:57 AM EDT
I wonder if they've written up the missing screw for the M296's flash suppressor?

Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:09:27 AM EDT
Is that a canon or a grenade launcher.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:14:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Berettadeprived:
Is that a canon or a grenade launcher.


M296 .50 cal gun pod.

It's nothing more than an M2 with some added parts such as an electric charger assembly, firing solenoid, and so on.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:20:14 AM EDT
Cool, thanks, reminded me of South African thing I saw when my uncle was in the airforce.

I got to go on base visits and such, we saw them experimenting with a 40mm grenade launcher on a modified Puma, don't know if they ever used them in combat though.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:22:02 AM EDT
What are the round patches on the nose?
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:36:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bytor94:
I wonder if they've written up the missing screw for the M296's flash suppressor?



attention to detail
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Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:58:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Punani:
What are the round patches on the nose?


Antenna mounts for the radar warning system.  The antennas aren't mounted, so it's just a blank covering plate.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 4:07:28 AM EDT
Ft lewis?
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Link Posted: 4/15/2008 5:18:36 AM EDT

Cool. Thanks.
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Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:57:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2008 11:57:40 AM EDT by bytor94]
Some more -58D pr0n.  

M296 in the shop.


Hellfire sweetness.


Yours truly, working hard.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 12:03:16 PM EDT
Some I took of about 5 of these circling my neighborhood for about 15 minutes several months back.



Link Posted: 4/15/2008 12:06:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2008 12:09:13 PM EDT by bcw107]
My little brother.  He's in the RAG (whatever that is) for CH53s at New River right now.  He has wings.  I have crossed rifles.  

Link Posted: 4/15/2008 12:28:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bcw107:
My little brother.  He's in the RAG (whatever that is) for CH53s at New River right now.  


RAG = Replacement Air Group
The old time Navy designation for the Training Command Wings that ran the squadrons that did pilot/aircrew training.
Now they are know as TRAWING = Training Wing

He's with Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 302 = HMT-302.

Tell your brother Semper Fi and to listen to the Crew Chief.  
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 12:34:20 PM EDT
Nice Pix thanks all,
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 12:42:34 PM EDT
Great pics guys, keep them coming!
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 12:44:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Some I took of about 5 of these circling my neighborhood for about 15 minutes several months back.

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Do you live near Hurlburt Field, I see them all the time at my parents house.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 12:54:19 PM EDT
Soviet Hind



the business end

Link Posted: 4/15/2008 12:57:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2008 1:20:13 PM EDT by capnrob97]

Originally Posted By DCMoney:

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Some I took of about 5 of these circling my neighborhood for about 15 minutes several months back.

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Do you live near Hurlburt Field, I see them all the time at my parents house.


No, Jacksonville.  Never saw them before or since flying around here.  ETA: The 2 rotor ones, see the ospreys SeaHawks (i think that is what they are called) all the time.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 1:10:10 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 1:14:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:

Originally Posted By bcw107:
My little brother.  He's in the RAG (whatever that is) for CH53s at New River right now.  


RAG = Replacement Air Group
The old time Navy designation for the Training Command Wings that ran the squadrons that did pilot/aircrew training.
Now they are know as TRAWING = Training Wing

He's with Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 302 = HMT-302.

Tell your brother Semper Fi and to listen to the Crew Chief.  


That pic was taken at Whiting Field in Jan.  My oldest son and I flew down there for his winging.  It was awesome.  I hadn't been on a post (base-sorry I was Army) in almost 12 years.  My son and I went to the museum at NAS Pcola.  Absolutely awesome.

I assure you that I constantly remind him to listen to the enlisted personnel.  He called me the other day to tell me he heard the Sgt Mjr three walls away unloading on some E4 who'd gotten a DWI the weekend before.  LMAO
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 1:14:32 PM EDT
Cool pics, I love choppers.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 1:16:29 PM EDT
TAG for later
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 1:18:56 PM EDT



"if the wings are going faster than the fuselage, you know you're in a helicopter".
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Link Posted: 4/15/2008 7:10:13 PM EDT
got to love the hind, damn near invincible to small arms fire, faster than the apache and enough interior cargo space to carry home all your groceries.  If i ever become super duper rich im buying one.  
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 8:01:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2008 8:16:19 PM EDT by DoorKicker]
I took all these in Iraq last year. I was a door gunner on a UH60. With just under 700 Combat hours and over a hundred combat missions I saw just about every type aircraft that flew over there and just about ALL of Iraq

















Link Posted: 4/15/2008 8:06:30 PM EDT
Awesome pics of awesome machines!
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 8:24:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By H46Driver:



We have a winner!
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Link Posted: 4/16/2008 5:49:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By H46Driver:





We have a winner!



Hell YEAH!

That would have been awesome to see.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:16:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:22:34 AM EDT
Nice pics!!

Question: I hear that piloting a helicopter is much harder than piloting an airplane. Comments?
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:23:32 AM EDT
awesome pics. thanks for sharing
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:26:54 AM EDT
Great Pics Guys!

Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:30:13 AM EDT
Pensacola NAS Air show couple of years ago.





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Link Posted: 4/17/2008 7:34:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/17/2008 7:36:21 AM EDT by FrenchKat]
Me back in 91.  Just landed on the USS Kaufman, a Perry Class frigate in the Persian Gulf. We launched out of Bahrain and our weapons were uploaded after landed.

I flew AH1s from 80 to 87 and Kiowa Warriors from 91 to 98 until retirement.

This particular airframe was one of the original Prime Chance birds (Google Prime Chance).  Sadly, 910 ended up on the bottom of the Gulf about 5 weeks after this picture was taken.

I loved the armed recon role and loved flying the KW.  They are doing some outstanding work in the big sand box still.  

My Stetsons off to the folks still over there kicking ass.



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